Style | Spring Wardrobe

For the past (many) years I have had a changing body- pregnant, post-pregnant, "not your 18 year old body" body.  At that point, I had decided that I was going to buy less expensive clothes since my body was constantly in a state of change.  Now that my figure is a bit more predictable, I decided that it was time to have fewer clothes, but have better quality pieces.

I want my clothes to fit well and suite my figure- cover my arms, tush, and cleavage.  I also don't want to have to worry about the hems and seams coming loose.  That has been such a problem for me with the cheaper clothing.  They don't last and I end up frustrated that I spent the money on them.

So, along with better quality clothing, I need less clothing.  Our move last fall resulted in a shared closet that is quite a bit smaller than I was used to.  Before the move, I donated an obscene amount of clothes (some from high school!!!) and pared down to just those items that I love and wear often.  Still, the closet is packed and I can't see the clothes that are available.  The solution was a Capsule Wardrobe for each season of the year.

A Capsule Wardrobe is where you have 5-10 pieces of each type of clothing (5 pants, 5 nice tops, 5 shoes, 5 dressy outfits, etc) in your closet to wear and they ALL fit great and wear well.  These items are those that you wear every day and are items that can be worn with one another and mixed.  I was worried that I would be discontent with the "less clothing" process, but it is actually quite freeing to get rid of those items you think you will wear and then four years later, never have. It also makes it so easy to get ready in the mornings.

I put together my wardrobe and wanted to share it with you as well as a great place to shop (from your home!!!) for high-quality clothing for a fraction of the cost! Yay!  For me, I needed transition pieces.  Springtime in the Midwest can range from the 30s to 70s.  I needed layering pieces that were easy to put together.  Here are a few ideas to inspire you and your capsule:

Top: Banana Republic- c/o thredUp
original price: $39.99 thredUp price: $15.49
Jacket: Tulle- c/o thredUp
original price: $78.00 thredUp price: $12.49
Jeans: Target
Shoes: TJMaxx

Top: UmGee c/o thredUp
original price: $60.00 thredUp price: $18.99
Sandals: ShoeMint c/o thredUp
original price: $80.00 thredUp price: $13.99
Pants: Kohl's

Top: UmGee c/o Farm Girl Boutique
Booties: Popsugar
Hat: Target

Kimono: UmGee via Fancy Free Shop

and... because I need a 'yoga pant' day. ;)
Top: We the Free c/o thredUp
original price: $36.00 thredUp price: $11.99
Pants: Albion Fit

ThredUp is the best place to get quality clothing for a fraction of the cost.  They are very honest about the quality of the clothing and I have yet to receive an item that I wasn't happy with.  Another thing I love about thredUp is that the clothing are name brands (Nordstrom, Anthropology, Ann Taylor, Zara, Madewell, etc) that I wouldn't be able to afford otherwise.  I can feel put together and have lovely clothes without feeling guilty about the price tag.  This is so much better than sifting through racks of stained, worn out clothes.  I get to sit, sip coffee, and peruse the aisles of thredUp! :)  

And, for you... if you want to try out thredUp, click here to get a special $10 offer for your first shopping experience!  I hope you enjoyed this quick capsule wardrobe post.  Let me know if you wear a capsule and what you love about it!